Classes & Retreats
News of classes and retreats will appear here. Meanwhile there are blog posts you can read, to find out more. This is about a three day retreat I led in Eastbourne in January 2018. This is about writing day I led in Whitstable in October, 2017. You can also read about a memoir workshop I hosted with Marta Szabo from the Authentic Writing program.
Twice in the last year I have been invited to lead a month's worth of memoir writing sessions at local creative writing group. Here is some feedback:
"I feel released, liberated. I've always felt obligated to write a journal but now I'm going to write more deeply about specific incidents."
"I have been inspired by what's come up. It's been unexpected."
"My idea has changed almost completely. All the fear has gone. Being given a freedom to explore parts of my life has brought up buried things."
"I'd forgotten that I'd started recording some vignettes from my life. This has made me realise that I remember the negative stuff, when there's so much to celebrate. The course has made me think about myself."
"I'm inspired, this has really got me thinking. I'm possibly going to write a patchwork memoir, for the grandchildren."
"I'll definitely carry on. I've been inspired by the ideas of writing a patchwork, in vignettes. I've enjoyed thinking about different types of life writing, fairytales, letters, so many kinds. I want to leave something behind."
If you would like to invite me to lead a class or series of classes for a group of yours, or want me to take part in a retreat you are planning, I would be delighted to hear your ideas. Please use the Contact Me page.